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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
18 January 1990 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Tom and Carol Anne Smithson move to the tiny town of Grand, Pennsylvania, where Tom has gotten a job at the Weldon Piano Works... See more »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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We're All Different Drummers Playing In The Same Big Band! See more (11 total) »

Cast

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Pamela Reed ... Janice Pasetti (26 episodes, 1990)

Bonnie Hunt ... Carol Anne Smithson (26 episodes, 1990)

John Neville ... Desmond (26 episodes, 1990)

Joel Murray ... Norris Weldon (26 episodes, 1990)

Sara Rue ... Edda Pasetti (26 episodes, 1990)

John Randolph ... Harris Weldon (26 episodes, 1990)

Mark Moses ... Richard Peyton (20 episodes, 1990)
Jackey Vinson ... Dylan (19 episodes, 1990)

Michael McKean ... Tom Smithson (13 episodes, 1990)

Andrew Lauer ... Off. Wayne Kasmurski (13 episodes, 1990)
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Series Directed by
Peter H. Hunt (13 episodes, 1990)
Art Wolff (13 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Writing credits
Michael Leeson (26 episodes, 1990)
David Richardson (4 episodes, 1990)
Frank Mula (3 episodes, 1990)
Carol Gary (2 episodes, 1990)

Series Produced by
Marcy Carsey .... co-executive producer (unknown episodes)
Frank Mula .... producer (unknown episodes)
Tom Werner .... co-executive producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Jo Mayer (19 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Film Editing by
Marc Lamphear (10 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Costume Design by
Emily Draper (26 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Makeup Department
Leslie Lightfoot .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Jeremy Armstrong .... assistant property master (13 episodes, 1990)

Jennifer Law-Stump .... art department assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Leamon Gamel .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Monty Woodard .... lighting technician (26 episodes, 1990)

Jim Chizmar .... key grip (unknown episodes)
Ron Ervin .... key grip (unknown episodes)
Michael Fastoso .... grip (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eric Van Wagoner .... key costumer (26 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Other crew
Shawn Stevens .... crafts service manager (26 episodes, 1990)
Bill Cosby .... executive consultant (19 episodes, 1990)
 

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30 min
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Trivia:
NBC was unsure whether to renew the series for a second season. By the time the network decided to renew it, Michael McKean, Andrew Lauer and several members of the production staff had already committed to other projects.See more »

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
We're All Different Drummers Playing In The Same Big Band!, 28 May 2002
Author: Rd Stendel-Freels from Not in Fresno

"32,000" people inhabit Grand. This is the story of eight or nine of them."

"Grand" was my favorite show of 1990! It ran only 25 episodes (although there was a 26th episode filmed which never aired). Pamela Reed and Bonnie Hunt hit their peak in this quirky series! It was a psuedo-soap opera revolving around the lives of a piano manufacturer (Harris Weldon), his family (reformed pyromaniac son Norris, neurotic neice Carol Anne and her get-rich-quick-scheming husband, Tom), and his servants (butler Desmond and cleaning lady Janice Pasetti--a former homecoming queen raising a daughter in a travel tailer!). With a handful of other quirky characters (Janice's ex-husband Eddie and policeman Wayne Kazmusky, most notably), the show seemed destined to go down in the annals of TV history before "Twin Peaks" began airing opposite it. NBC didn't hold out much hope for the series from the begining, apparently, and the first season finale was a tour-de-force intended to end the show's brief run. It's unexpected ratings caused them to renew the show in the fall, but the soap opera format was dropped for much of the season. Sadly, just as the show returned to its soap opera format, it was cancelled, leaving Janice and Carol Anne trapped at the bottom of an abandoned well. The dream sequence Janice has while in the well was one of the classics of TV! I would have loved to see this one go on and on!

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